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BodyPower Expo 2014 – Could it be the Biggest Ever?

BodyPower Expo 2014 – Could it be the Biggest Ever?

BodyPower Expo 2014 is less than five weeks away, and the organisers believe it could be the biggest ever in the fitness show’s history. But is that possible after last year? In 2013, BodyPower Expo saw 55,000 people swarm to the event, which covers every aspect of fitness, nutrition, sport and health. Held at Birmingham’s [...]

April 14, 2014 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on BodyPower Expo 2014 – Could it be the Biggest Ever?

My Journey From Flab to Fit: If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up

My Journey From Flab to Fit: If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up

Recently, I had a break from fitness. I was moving house, and life got in the way. I went from getting up at 5am everyday to work out, to not working out at all. I stopped watching what I was eating and started eating crap again. A bad day turned into a bad week. A [...]

January 3, 2014 Eloise Le Santo Lifestyle Comments Off on My Journey From Flab to Fit: If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up

My Journey from Flab to Fit: is eating whatever you want the secret to being healthy and slim?

My Journey from Flab to Fit: is eating whatever you want the secret to being healthy and slim?

Recently, I have been thinking about the best way to get healthy and slim. Is following a prescriptive eating plan or the latest fad diet the way to go? Or could the secret be simply eating whatever you want, whenever you want? Sounds too good to be true right? This all started when I watched [...]

September 11, 2013 Eloise Le Santo Lifestyle Comments Off on My Journey from Flab to Fit: is eating whatever you want the secret to being healthy and slim?

My Journey from Flab to Fit: Going Paleo

My Journey from Flab to Fit: Going Paleo

I am a lifelong vegetarian. Since birth I have avoided meat, fish and for a while even eggs. So no one is more surprised than me that in the last few weeks I have found myself tucking in to all manner of meat! How did this happen? The short answer is, I discovered paleo. When [...]

July 29, 2013 Eloise Le Santo Lifestyle 1

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: What Bed Rest Taught Me

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: What Bed Rest Taught Me

Not too long ago I underwent surgery. I’m bummed that it prevented me from competing in my first fitness competition, but I learned a lot about my body. Having never really sustained any serious injury I have never had to rely on other body parts to make up for the ones that weren’t in full [...]

July 10, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Lifestyle Comments Off on The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: What Bed Rest Taught Me

Lift’s CEO Tony Stubblebine Speaks on Habit Building and Tim Ferriss [VIDEO]

Lift’s CEO Tony Stubblebine Speaks on Habit Building and Tim Ferriss [VIDEO]

We recently had the opportunity to talk with Tony Stubblebine of Lift. Lift is a web and smartphone app that helps people form habits, reach goals and get community support. Tony tells us more about the history of Lift, how Tim Ferriss has helped and what the future holds. Lift works in a similar way [...]

June 21, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Lift’s CEO Tony Stubblebine Speaks on Habit Building and Tim Ferriss [VIDEO]

My Journey from Flab to Fit: Confessions of a Weighaholic

My Journey from Flab to Fit: Confessions of a Weighaholic

My name is Eloise and I am a weighaholic. It would be slightly dramatic to say that weighing myself is my reason for getting up in the morning, but actually, its not far off. When the alarm goes off in the morning, the prospect of stepping on the scales and obtaining actual, quantifiable, empirical evidence [...]

June 3, 2013 Eloise Le Santo Lifestyle 2

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: Dealing with Road Blocks

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: Dealing with Road Blocks

Have you ever worked your butt off (literally) for something, then find yourself slamming on the breaks? Sadly, this moment is upon me. After months of hard work, I now find myself in a situation where the doctor is ordering me to bed rest. All my sweat, pain and growth are being interrupted thanks to [...]

May 16, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Lifestyle Comments Off on The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: Dealing with Road Blocks

My Journey from Flab to Fit: Quarterlife Crisis

My Journey from Flab to Fit: Quarterlife Crisis

This year I turn 30. Yep. The big 3-0. I’m not entirely sure how this has happened, but it is happening. In fact, it is happening in just over a month. The problem is, I’ve always had this vague idea that I wanted to be able to turn 30 and say “I may be 30, but I am in [...]

May 14, 2013 Eloise Le Santo Lifestyle 1

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: My Workout Routine

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: My Workout Routine

How do you start your week? That’s a pretty vague question, but everyone has a routine whether they realize it or not. Me? I think it’s important to start my work week off relaxed, but my workouts hardcore! Creating a plan keeps you on track. Staying on track gets you results. See where I’m going with this? Last post I [...]

April 26, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Lifestyle Comments Off on The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model: My Workout Routine

Zombie Evacuation Race 2013 – Team With UsFitties!

Zombie Evacuation Race 2013 – Team With UsFitties!

Zombie Evacuation Race is a brilliant ‘starter’ adventure race series in the UK, and this year we’re giving you the chance to run it with UsFitties and raise money for charity! It is true – we’re racing at Zombie Evacuation Race this year and we need you to join the UsFitties Team to help us [...]

April 24, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Zombie Evacuation Race 2013 – Team With UsFitties!

We Own The Night! Nike and ELLE Launch Unique Women’s 10K

We Own The Night! Nike and ELLE Launch Unique Women’s 10K

Nike and ELLE UK are launching ‘We Own The Night’ – a unique after-hours 10K run on Saturday 18th May. Women will blaze through London’s Victoria Park on a route filled with light, sound and the unexpected for a truly amazing running experience. Women that sign up for the event will gain a personalised training [...]

April 23, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on We Own The Night! Nike and ELLE Launch Unique Women’s 10K

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model – Step Two: Personal Training

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model – Step Two: Personal Training

I went into my fitness competition training with a pretty open mind and some serious determination. Perhaps my mind was a little too open though. Call me crazy, but there’s a fine line between open-minded and gullible. Sadly, I think I blurred that line. When I began my training I knew I would need a [...]

April 10, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Lifestyle 4

Competition: What Is ‘Power Sticking’? Win $1000!

Competition: What Is ‘Power Sticking’? Win $1000!

So, just what is ‘Power Sticking’? We’ve teamed up with the makers of Power Stick, the cool deodorant, in a $1000 giveaway that answers that very question! We all know that when you’ve had a tough exercise session, you need to feel fresh and clean quickly. Power Stick not only delivers the results you need, the [...]

April 7, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Competition: What Is ‘Power Sticking’? Win $1000!

Join Us! We Need More Fitness Writers Right Now…

Join Us! We Need More Fitness Writers Right Now…

One year ago today, UsFitties was thrust upon an unsuspecting public with a mission to deliver great articles and news to help people get fit, lose fat, build muscle and improve their lives in just minutes a day. Completely run for charity, UsFitties is privately funded so that none of the money made from advertising [...]

April 1, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 1

List With Us! The Best Motivational Songs for Running and Exercise

List With Us! The Best Motivational Songs for Running and Exercise

Help us build an amazing list of the best motivational songs for running and exercise… There are so many great songs out there to help you exercise harder, faster and better. Research proves that music can give you a boost in almost every aspect of getting fit, losing weight, lifting weights and general athletic ability, [...]

March 21, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on List With Us! The Best Motivational Songs for Running and Exercise

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model – Step One: Finding a Gym

The Chronicles of a Wannabe Fitness Model – Step One: Finding a Gym

For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sabrina, I am a Flight Attendant, Writer and the world’s newest Gym Rat. When 2013 rolled around I decided to make a few changes in my life. For starters, I kicked off the year with Sober January (an entire [...]

March 6, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Lifestyle 2

If You Booze You Lose; Why Drinking and Exercise Do Not Mix!

If You Booze You Lose; Why Drinking and Exercise Do Not Mix!

Yes, I know cracking a beer at the end of a long day or sipping that vintage vino with your dinner sounds like an incredible idea, but is it ruining your workout? Simply put; it sure is. The consumption of alcohol is a prevalent part of North American and European cultures. Whether it’s introduced to [...]

February 11, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Lifestyle 2

‘Man Flu’ Really Does Exist, Research Shows

‘Man Flu’ Really Does Exist, Research Shows

‘Man Flu’ has been used as a derogatory term towards men for years. But new research shows that men really do suffer the symptoms of a common cold more than women. Research from Durham University, conducted on human brains so as to avoid the derision levelled at the 2009 research that had only been conducted [...]

January 25, 2013 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on ‘Man Flu’ Really Does Exist, Research Shows

5 Health and Fitness Essentials for 2013

5 Health and Fitness Essentials for 2013

With a New Year come new resolutions. After years of vowing to lose 10 pounds before every spring break, or swearing I wouldn’t drink alcohol for a month (a goal I have yet to achieve) I realized I wasn’t being realistic. By setting a goal like “lose 10 pounds,” what I was really committing to was an entire shift [...]

January 11, 2013 Sabrina Taylor Lifestyle 1

9 Most Surprising Risks from Losing Fat

9 Most Surprising Risks from Losing Fat

Everything good in life has a downside, including losing fat. By knowing ahead of time the nine risks of losing fat, you will be better prepared and less surprised if they happen to you, and better able to stay on track with your weight loss goals. Just over two years ago, I began adopting an [...]

December 17, 2012 Dane Findley Lifestyle 6

Win Fitbit Goodies! ‘Get Fit, Feel Epic’ Competition

Win Fitbit Goodies! ‘Get Fit, Feel Epic’ Competition

Want to win a Fitbit Zip fitness tracker and a Fitbit Aria smart wi-fi scale? All you have to do is show us how you ‘Get Fit, Feel Epic’ in words, pictures or video and you could be our winner! UPDATE: The competition is now closed. Congratulations to Simone from Kent, UK who won the [...]

December 13, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 2

Got a Common Cold? Forget About Vitamin C…

Got a Common Cold? Forget About Vitamin C…

Vitamin C has long been held up as the number one choice for cold sufferers, and recent research shows many people still believe that citrus is the way to go when you have the sniffles. The common cold is caused by several strains of viruses. In the 1970s, Linus Pauling proposed that vitamin C could [...]

December 13, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Got a Common Cold? Forget About Vitamin C…

First Time Ironman – the UsFitties Reading List

First Time Ironman – the UsFitties Reading List

First Time Ironman by Rhys Chong is a book designed to inspire you to think beyond your limits and achieve the impossible. In First Time Ironman, Rhys Chong takes us through his personal journey, preparing, training and racing in his first Ironman triathlon. An Ironman triathlon is categorised as a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile cycle [...]

November 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on First Time Ironman – the UsFitties Reading List

Sleep – Your Fat Cells Need It!

Sleep – Your Fat Cells Need It!

Sleep. We all agree it is needed, and everybody understands the benefits for your brain. But what about your fat cells? And why are they important? If you are not getting enough sleep, it is natural to talk about the effect it is having on your cognitive functions. We’ve all seen the effects of sleep [...]

October 18, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on Sleep – Your Fat Cells Need It!

NeuFit – the New Way to Help You Get Fit this Winter

NeuFit – the New Way to Help You Get Fit this Winter

On a grey October day it can be hard to drag yourself to the gym, or go for that rainy run after work.   When bribing yourself to exercise does not work, and scaring yourself about being unfit just makes you more demotivated, might brand new online fitness tool NeuFit be the answer? [...]

October 5, 2012 Fiona Mocatta Lifestyle Comments Off on NeuFit – the New Way to Help You Get Fit this Winter

Barefoot Running? 75% Say ‘Yes Please’…

Barefoot Running? 75% Say ‘Yes Please’…

Barefoot running, or using minimalist shoes, is proving to be of great interest according to one survey recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Running is becoming an ever-more popular pastime. The sport has witnessed serious growth in the last few years, and events such as the recent Olympics, the Samsung Diamond [...]

October 2, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 1

A Few Moments With: Sol Gilbert [Interview]

A Few Moments With: Sol Gilbert [Interview]

Sol Gilbert is a former MMA fighter that now runs his own fitness business. We caught up with Sol to find out more about his mixed martial arts days and how they have shaped his training regimes. Sol has spent time at both amateur and professional level fighting in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), wrestling, K1 kick-boxing [...]

October 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle Comments Off on A Few Moments With: Sol Gilbert [Interview]

5 More Places Available to Win at Zombie Evacuation Race!

5 More Places Available to Win at Zombie Evacuation Race!

Want to take part in the London Zombie Evacuation adventure race? Time for another UsFitties competition… Zombie Evacuation Race is a zombie infested 5K course with 20 obstacles, and this time we’re giving away free places in the London event. Remember, you’re not only running against the clock — you’re running from hungry, blood thirsty, [...]

September 28, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 3

Desk Job? Get a Wobble Cushion…

Desk Job? Get a Wobble Cushion…

Got a desk job? Sit in a chair all day? You could be killing yourself! (Seriously). A wobble cushion might be the answer for you… Sitting in a chair for prolonged periods could be sending you to an early grave. Several studies across the world agree. One large-scale study in Australia, surveying 222,000 people found that [...]

September 13, 2012 Stewart Rogers Lifestyle 1